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I've had the S8+ for a while now, and I'm still learning all it can do. I suspect I've only touched the surface, since I'm scared to open most of the garbage that came pre-installed from Verizon. I even used it elk hunting last year with an app called onX Hunt, and it tracked my every movement perfectly, providing topo information, and ownership of the land I was walking through. I can't verify it, but I think its accuracy is probably every bit as good as my Garmin eTrex GPS thingy. A very impressive device!
Harrumph. My first smartphone was a Samsung Galaxy S5, my current work phone is an S5, and my personal phone is an S9+. All of them have been robust workhorse devices. They've survived traveling in my gym bag, my cycling jersey, and my belt pack while marathon training, all without the zip-lock bag that everyone else seems to think is required.
They've given me plenty of bang for my paltry few bucks.
I'm making the box to house mine, and I cut out the recess and mounting holes for the extraction hose / fan / DC / switch housing - but fitting it on, I realised I didn't have the six M4 washers I needed. Ten minutes later, I had a bunch of 'em.
Couple of minutes CAD, 2 minutes preheat, 1 minute printing, 2 minutes cooldown. That's quicker than I could have driven to a shop that sells 'em, cheaper than I would have paid, quicker and cheaper than Fleabay or Amazon. Renewable energy instead of Diesel too.
Kind of like my sons justification for bow hunting.
$1600 for bow
$60 for 6 arrows with razor heads
$150 Deer Stand
$1200/yr hunt club membership
$6000 camper to keep in the woods. He bought a (very expensive) Chevy truck with intent to haul 5th wheel camper and they told him if he put 5th wheel in back of truck it would void warranty. WTF?
$?? Gas food, time off work, etc.
Sounds familiar. Last year I got drawn for an elk tag. Since it was my first time hunting, I had no gear, and had to go shopping. I got cold weather clothing and accessories ($1000), tuned up my Browning BAR (muzzle break @ $80, scope calibrated for .30-06 @ $400). I can't carry 800 lbs of meat out of the mountains, so I needed a trailer ($800) to haul my Yamaha Kodiak (with winch, just in case). I rented a cheap motel for the week - the heater didn't work right, and the carpet was soaking wet from condensation on the interior walls - for about $400. I was up before dawn, walking in the woods at 15 - 20F, squatting for hours near known watering holes, for a solid week. Several trophy-grade white tail deer walked up to me in perfect safety - they knew it was bow season for deer, and I was carrying a rifle. I never saw a single elk.
It would be more economical for me to give up on elk, and just order 800 lbs of lobster shipped from Maine.
Pretty minimal: the machine was a "given"; my Christmas Present from Herself (I just kinda opened it early under orders)
I still have the project I wanted it for (and a couple of others that are creeping out of the woodwork now I can see what it does) but that'll wait for after the "official" present day.
With that discounted, the washers work out about ariount 2.4 pence per gram, and the five I have left don't even weigh enough to register on my kitchen 1g scales. (I don't buy / sell narcotics, so I don;t need more accurate scales than that)
The cheapest that a quick look on Fleabay gives me is around £1.70 for 10, or 2.99 for 100 - and I'd have them Tuesday or Wednesday.
To go and buy them? £0.99 for five, and a 30 mile round trip meaning 1/2 gallon of diesel and an hour of my life.
TPU Flexible when printed.
PLA Rigid when printed
ABS Rigid when printed
HIPS Dissolvable, used for melted supports (but I have no idea how)
WOOD Not actually wood, it contains wood and looks like the real thing when printed.
Basically PLA with wood dust.
I'm using PLA at the moment - it comes with 1KG of it as standard - but the main project will be ABS for it's higher glass temperature.
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